When compared to the recently released set of Macha-Macha comedy movies in Tamil, Rajini Murugan directed by Ponram is a much better entertainer. If you go and check the sensibility of situations and the logic in them, the film won’t please you. But for an audience who are just looking for wit elements along with foot tapping dance numbers, Rajini Murugan from Ponram lives up to that Pongal expectation.
Rajini Murugan is that jobless young man who mostly spends time with his grandfather and close friend. In his attempts to get settled in life, Rajini Murugan tries a few business ideas which failed and at the end of it all his grandfather offers him his share in the family properties for which he will have to assemble the whole film. The film basically tells us the journey up to that point and also a foul play that happens at that point. How that problem gets resolved finally is what Rajini Murugan all about.
It isn’t that extremely shoddy comedy counters we have seen recently in movies like VSOP. The chemistry and performance grace of Sivakarthikeyan and Soori helps the movie a lot in being entertaining. When we look at the conflict zone of the film, there are plenty of overwritten portions for the sake of comedies and dance numbers. But thankfully whatever they have written and the way the two actors performed has done the trick. The excessive writing in search of a proper story is a serious drawback for the film. Too many flash backs, coincidences, irrelevant subplots are flaws in the writing part.
Sivakarthikeyan in his style of portraying humor and breathless lengthy dialogues succeeds in being that smart and funny Rajini Murugan. Soori also in his typical way gives him good support. Luckily nothing was overdone to make things look absurd on screen. Keerthi Suresh with her lovely smile was a good choice for the role of the female lead. Rajkiran as the quirky grandfather and Samuthirakani as the antagonist were also fine.
Ponram has handled the humor decently for Rajini Murugan. As a writer he hasn’t succeeded in creating an interesting conflict for the movie and as I mentioned in the beginning too much of unnecessary stuff were written for the sake of comedy. Music is catchy. Cinematography and edits were okay.
On the whole among the Pongal releases, Rajini Murugan is the best festival film. The chances of you recommending it strongly to someone are less, but still you won’t have many complaints about this film.
Among the Pongal releases, Rajini Murugan is the best festival film. The chances of you recommending it strongly to someone are less, but still you won’t have many complaints about this film.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended